I saw something today and for some reason it struck me.
A man, dressed corporately walking down the dusty streets of Akute probably returning from work or from a job interview. It could be anything really.
What struck me about this man was not his dressing or the fact that he was walking.
What struck me was the way he sucked the orange in his hand. He raised the orange to his mouth with both hands and kept sucking on it. For a man his age, it was absolute indiscipline.
But i could relate.
Nigeria is tough.
He might have had a terrible day.
Perhaps that orange was going to be his dinner.
Perhaps that orange was the only sweetness he had tasted in a while and he wasn’t just going to let it go.
Nigeria is bitter. But that Orange probably made him forget.